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ANDORRA la VELLA

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   ANDORRA la VELLA is the capital of the PRINCIPALITY of ANDORRA. It is located high in the east Pyrenees, between FRANCE and SPAIN and it has a population of 22,886.
   The principal industry is tourism, although the country also earns foreign income from being a tax haven.
    Being at an elevation of 1,023 metres it is the highest capital city in EUROPE and a popular ski resort.
   The settlement of ANDORRA la VELLA has been the principal city of ANDORRA since 1278 when the French and the Episcopal co-princes agreed to joint suzerainty.

   ANDORRA la VELLA's old town — the Barri Antic — includes streets and buildings dating from this time.
    Its most notable building is the Casa de la Vall - constructed in the early sixteenth century - which has been the state's parliamentary house since 1702 (i.s.).
 





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